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Name: BEACON GRANGE
Type: Refrigerated Cargo Ship
Launched: 18/11/1937
Completed: 05/1938
Builder: Hawthorn Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 610
Dimensions: 10160grt, 6251nrt, 447.5 x 65.5 x 35.3ft
Engines: 2 x 8cyl, 4SCSA oil engines, 1006nhp
Engines by: Hawthorn Leslie & Co Ltd
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 15.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 166436
History:
05/1938 Houlder Line Ltd (Houlder Bros & Co Ltd), London
27/04/1941 Sank
Comments: 27/04/1941: Torpedoed & sunk by U-Boat U552, 100 miles south of Iceland
On passage from the Tyne to Buenos Aires in ballast. 2 crew died.


Above photo copyright of A Duncan